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Simone Schiller-Merkens
Dr.

Simone Schiller-Merkens

Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (Department für Management und Unternehmertum)
Reinhard-Mohn-Institut für Unternehmensführung
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Phone:
+49 (0)2302 / 926-503
Division:
Management, Economics and Society
Location:
Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
58448 Witten
Room:
E.098
Curriculum vitae
Since 2018

Witten/Herdecke University, Reinhard Mohn Institute of Management, Witten, Germany (Senior Research Associate)

2011 - 2017 Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany (Senior Research Fellow)
2012 - 2015 Leuphana University Lüneburg, Institute of Corporate Development, Department for Strategic Management, Lüneburg, Germany (Visiting Scholar)
2010 Stanford University, Scancor, California, USA (Visiting Scholar)
2008 University of Alberta, School of Business, Edmonton, Canada (Visiting Scholar)
2006 - 2010 University of Mannheim, Department of Business Administration and Organizational Behavior, Mannheim, Germany (Assistant Professor („akademische Rätin“))
2005 - 2001 University of Cologne, Department of Business Administration and Organization, Cologne, Germany (Research and Teaching Assistant)
Publications
Research focus

RESEARCH INTEREST

In her research, Simone is generally interested in the relationship between broader social changes – such as moralization or the current debate around post-capitalism – and the organizing of fields and organizations. With social movements being central drivers behind these changes, she focuses in particular on the role of movements for changes in fields and organizations. Drawing on organization studies and social movement theories, she has looked into the constitutive role of social movements for the rise of a moral market and the self-categorization of moral entrepreneurs.

 

 

RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Markets and morality
  • Moral markets and movement activism
  • Social movements and the formation of markets and categories
  • Processes and mechanisms of institutional change
  • Theoretical approaches: institutional theory, social movement studies, economic sociology, practice theories

 

Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: